Longines was Official Sponsor and Official Timekeeper of the Gucci Paris Masters, an equestrian event that included the exciting Longines Speed Challenge.
The Gucci Paris Masters was held between November 30th and December 2nd 2012 at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. With a passion for equestrianism dating back to 1878, this latest partnership further strengthens Longines' involvement in the sports.
Speaking ahead of the event, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing, said: "At Longines, we are delighted to be involved in the Gucci Paris Masters, organised by EEM World, as Official Sponsor and Official Timekeeper. The Longines Speed Challenge will be one of the highlights of the event. Time and precision are, of course, core values for Longines, who can boast long years of experience in timekeeping for equestrian sports."
Longines Speed Challenge competitors must attempt to achieve the quickest time, but also focus on precision as every bar knocked down adds a two-second penalty. The challenge was won by Roger Yves Bost, with horse Castle Forbes Cosma, and all three podium winners were presented with special Longines watches to celebrate their achievement.